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Your job is to Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.
Common job titles of Dietetic Technicians include:
Experience and Education
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
60.93% said they needed a High School Diploma.
23.58% said they needed a Less than a High School Diploma.
Observe patient food intake and report progress and dietary problems to dietician.
Supervise food production or service or assist dietitians or nutritionists in food service supervision or planning.
Conduct nutritional assessments of individuals, including obtaining and evaluating individuals' dietary histories, to plan nutritional programs.
Prepare a major meal, following recipes and determining group food quantities.
Plan menus or diets or guide individuals or families in food selection, preparation, or menu planning, based upon nutritional needs and established guidelines.
Provide dietitians with assistance researching food, nutrition, or food service systems.
Refer patients to other relevant services to provide continuity of care.
Develop job specifications, job descriptions, or work schedules.
Select, schedule, or conduct orientation or in-service education programs.
Determine food and beverage costs and assist in implementing cost control procedures.
Analyze menus or recipes, standardize recipes, or test new products.
Deliver speeches on diet, nutrition, or health to promote healthy eating habits and illness prevention and treatment.
Medical measuring tapes
Medical floor scales
Desktop computersAll Tools
Commercial kitchen stoves
Commercial kitchen ovens
Commercial kitchen mixers
Commercial kitchen microwave ovens
Commercial kitchen knives
Commercial kitchen food slicers
Cybersoft Primero Software Suite
LunchByte Systems NUTRIKIDS
Appointment scheduling software
Axxya Systems Nutritionist Pro
CBORD Nutrition Service SuiteAll Technologies
Computrition Nutrition Care Management NCM Select
DietMaster Systems Clinical Nutrition
ESHA Research The Food Processor
Food Service Solutions FoodCo
NutriGenie Optimal Nutrition
Patient electronic medical record EMR software
The Nutrition Company FoodWorks
USDA Child Nutrition Database
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Teaching others how to do something.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.